It’s not always obvious when your child needs speech therapy. The signs can be subtle and go undetected. Our team of speech therapists have the training and experience to help your child overcome these challenges by improving their ability to communicate, socialize, perform better in school, and achieve their developmental milestones. Whether they are as young as 2 or as old as 17, speech therapy can help your child live the life they deserve. For help understanding where your child is developmentally, please reference our Pediatric Developmental Milestones chart.
Who May Benefit From Speech and Language Therapy?
Individuals with the following conditions:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Developmental disabilities/Learning disabilities
- Down Syndrome
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cognitive-communication disorders
- Speech and language disorders
- Social pragmatics
Speech delays/disorders are when a child has difficulty producing speech sounds clearly, intelligibly, or fluently (e.g. stuttering is a form of dysfluency). This likely impacts the child’s ability to be understood by others.
Language delays/disorders are when a child has difficulty verbalizing himself/herself and/or understanding language (i.e. difficulty following directions). The language disorder may occur with the form, content, and/or function of language.
Cognitive-communication disorders include deficits with organizing thoughts, attention, memory, planning, reasoning, and/or problem-solving. These deficits likely impact academic performance and social communication skills. These disorders may occur following a traumatic brain injury, developmental disability, or intellectual disability.